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Government must tackle UK’s creaking infrastructure

October 13, 2017 Chris Tindall

The UK will face gridlock on the roads and ever worsening air quality unless the government tackles the country’s creaking infrastructure, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). It also said fuel duty needed to be overhauled and road pricing looked at again, despite a public backlash when it was last mooted. Lord Adonis, NIC chairman, said the current state of the country’s infrastructure could hold the UK back and that a long-term plan was needed to tackle the three […]

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NC Cammack & Son leaves Fortec for Palletforce

October 13, 2017 Emma Shone

NC Cammack & Son has left Fortec to join rival network Palletforce. The family business, bought by Kinaxia Logistics in 2013, will take over coverage of the Colchester area from fellow member Simarco. Simarco has given up part of its coverage to Cammack because of growing pallet volumes in the area. NC Cammack & Son joined Fortec in 2014, having not belonged to a pallet network before then. MD Jim Cammack said: “Customer service has always been at the heart […]

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Amazon to open third fulfilment centre in the North West

October 13, 2017 Emma Shone

Amazon is to open its third fulfilment centre in the North West, with a new facility set to go live in Bolton next year. The online retailer said it’s continuing its UK expansion to meet increasing customer demand, offer a wider product selection and allow SMEs selling on its marketplace to grow their businesses. The 1,200 jobs created by the new Bolton site will bring Amazon’s permanent employee count in the North West to 3,500. Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of […]

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Murrays Pallet Logistics in administration

October 13, 2017 Chris Tindall

Carlisle-based Murrays Pallet Logistics has entered administration. The company was a member of pallet network Palletways, but according to a spokesman the pallet service will continue because a network member has stepped in to handle the postcode. “The Palletways network services previously provided by Murrays will be picked-up by Beaches Logistics. We look forward to working with Beaches Logistics to deliver customer service excellence and maximize the advantages of Palletways membership,” the spokesman said Murrays Pallet Logistics received a formal […]

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Royal Mail wins court battle against CWU pension strike

October 12, 2017 Emma Shone

Strike action at Royal Mail has been put on hold after the postal operator won a court ruling against the Communication Workers Union (CWU). CWU members voted in in favour of strike action against the operator’s pension scheme in a ballot last month, and a 48-hour walkout was due to take place on 19 October. However Royal Mail said the strike action was unlawful, claiming it went against an Agenda for Growth both parties had signed in 2013. The agenda, […]